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Breaking into the Film Industry…Christopher Pedersen

24 Apr iMADdu Blog | Comments Off
Breaking into the Film Industry…Christopher Pedersen

iMADdu will be a great experience for anyone who is willing to put in the work. How do I know this? Because I was once lucky enough to have an incredible internship that was just like the apprenticeships that iMADdu promotes.

I had always wanted to break into the film industry, and learn how to be a successful producer. I had a few internships with film companies, but I learned very little from them. I was convinced that I’d never get the opportunity to be in an environment where I could learn and have some real responsibilities. That was when I got an internship with an independent film producer who changed my life.

This producer had made several independent films and commercials. He worked in a small office, and from day one he started teaching me everything that he knew about the job, and the industry in general. As I learned and adapted, he gave me more and more responsibilities. In return, I worked my butt off for him, and was extremely happy to do it. I never would have learned so much about making films if I had gone to film school, or done an internship at a large film company.

Working side by side in this small business environment showed me that I had the potential to make my own films, which is eventually what I did. This type of “apprenticeship” is what iMADdu is all about. Anyone who participates in this program will find themselves in a much better position in terms of both their lives and careers.

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